Porsche 911 Speedster might debut at New York Auto Show

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Porsche 911 Speedster

Porsche has a press conference at next week’s New York Show and it seems they will use this occasion to unveil a new special edition. Originally, it was expected that Italian automaker will unveil new Cayenne Coupe. But this report was refuted by spokesperson and stated that this model won’t be on display at this event. Nonetheless, they did confirm that they will “premiere a new vehicle at the press conference on Wednesday, April 17th.” Porsche didn’t disclose the name of the mysterious model but CarBuzz reports that it would be Porsche 911 Speedster.

Porsche 911 Speedster Concept

Source of the report is by a customer who showed an invitation to a “charity cocktail party” on 18th April. The date is day after the press conference so it makes perfect sense. It is previewed as 911 Speedster Concept. The production version would serve as last hurrah for the 991. Not much is known about the Porsche 911 Speedster, but it claims to have mixture of component from 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet and 911 GT3. Some of the major changes in the 911 Speedster would be a shorter and more rakish windscreen that pays homage to the 356 1500 Speedster.

Porsche 911 Speedster will have unique rear cover that features two tunnels which are connected by a floating third brake light. Official performance specification remains a mystery, but the concept was powered with flat-six engine that offered more than 493hp (500 PS/368 kW). Hence, the production version could use an updated version of GT3’s 4.0-liter flat-six engine which offers 493hp and 460 Nm of torque. Nonetheless, it needs to be seen if it can surpass 911 GT3 RS that is rated at 513hp and 470 Nm of torque. Only 1,948 units of Porsche 911 Speedster will be built and production will begin from first half of this year.

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